Water from Vellore to Chennai stopped

Chennai: With Chennai’s ground water level recharged and a few waterbodies which supply water to the city reaching considerable levels, the wagons which were ferrying water from Jollarpettai for the past two months were stopped today.

The 159th train which left at 8.30 am from Jollarpettai was the last of the service, reports said. The scheme that commenced on 7 July has so far transported 39.25 crore litre water to Chennai.

The water received from Jolarpettai was taken to the CMWSSB facility in Villivakkam from where it was sent to Kilpauk water treatment plant.

The water was treated there and then supplied to Central Chennai area. The scheme was initiated after the city was reeling under acute water shortage during this summer.

NT Bureau